Whenever I’ve tried Japanese or Korean foundation products, I’ve been fairly happy with the results but not with the colouring (I am NC35 and I find most foundation products too light for me).
I took a risk when I ordered Coffret D’or’s newest foundation, Silk Cream (SPF21) because it looks just like ‘my’ kind of base – creamy and hydrating with medium coverage.
They say: Rich, smooth cream that creates exceptionally silky skin with smoothness and luster. Rich moisture and a light, soft feel. This cream creates skin with the smoothness and luster of high-quality silk.
Coffret D’or replaced my beloved T’estimo – I still kind of miss it a bit now. I do think Coffret D’or is a strong brand with some great products, yet, next to MAQUillage and the more affordable KATE, Integrate and Lavshuca, it doesn’t stand out enough.
Here are the shade choices:
If you are pale, you’re spoilt for choice (although the foundation is quite yellow based)!
I bought OC-D because it looked close to other foundations I usually buy. I love that Japanese brands release new foundation regularly, suitable for winter and summer seasons.
How to use this foundation?
The packaging of this foundation is quite plain, and it’s a bit cheap for the price (I paid about £27 due to the crap exchange rate). It’s just made of plastic….
The lid is a matte silver thing with a jewel design.
It slides away and the spatula is in the lid. I like this idea, I always lose the spatula to a foundation so this saves me some trouble!
Lid aside here is the base. OC-D is a golden yellow beige – it looks dark in the tub but applied, it lightens up so is more like a NC30 in my opinion, thus slightly too light.
The texture of this foundation is a thick cream – it’s a bit like the Paul & Joe moisturizing creamy matte foundation but far more workable. The Coffret D’or actually needs some warming up and working in.
Coverage is not an issue really, it gives a medium coverage and elimates most of my blemishes and redness. It has decent pore cover too – something Japanese brands excel at.
Here are some before & afters.
The finish is semi-glowy, and it is very comfortable to wear (it’s nice and hydrating for this cold weather). I’m not convinced it would last too long on dry skin.
Despite these positives though, I wasn’t particularly impressed by this fairly expensive foundation. The shade is slightly off for me, a bit too light, and it took a bit of work to pat in (the best way to apply this base I found). I am actually struggling to choose to use this in the morning when I have so many better foundations.
Verdict: Skip it